Helps students make the transition through university to the workplace with programs and services that highlight career direction, employment, and further education.
Address: Gordon Hall, 3rd floor
Queen’s ITS Enterprise Licensed Software
Queen’s University supplies Students, Staff and Faculty access to a variety of academic software free of charge through the MyQueen’sU Software Center. This software includes the Office 365 suite, EndNote, SPSS, NVivo, and more. For the full listing check out the link below.
Queen’s Learning Commons
The Queen’s Learning Commons is both a hub of services supporting formal academic programs, and a meeting place within Stauffer Library. It encompasses physical and online environments accommodating different approaches to learning. The QLC provides resources, workshops and seminars, and one-on-one professional consultations for students who want to enhance or develop skills.
Address: Stauffer Library
Student Academic Success Services (SASS)
Student Academic Success Services (SASS) helps graduate students hone their writing and academic skills. Popular areas of support for graduate students include completing theses, writing clearly and concisely, increasing motivation, managing time, reading efficiently, and practicing English as an Additional Language. They offer resources, workshops and appointments for students at any stage of degree progression. SASS is located on Stauffer Library’s ground floor at the north end.
International Student Working Group (ISWG)
This is a group of graduate students who are passionate about fairness for international graduate students. They tend to generate single-issue campaigns and have been working for the past two years on a campaign encouraging the university to make international graduate students’ payable fees the same as their domestic peers. If you want to find out more and/or would like to be involved in one of their campaigns you can connect with them using the information below.
SGPS Peer Academic Advisors
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Human Rights Office
Confidential service that assists individuals or groups at Queen’s who wish to pursue informal or formal routes of complaint resolution following an incident of harassment or discrimination.
Contact: (613) 533-6886
Queen’s Legal Aid
Queen’s Legal Aid provides legal services to low-income residents of Kingston, Napanee and surrounding areas, and to Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College students.
Address: 303 Bagot St., Suite 500, Kingston
Assists students with disabilities in many ways including providing advocacy and support, as well as recommending accommodations.
Address: 146 Stuart Street, Kingston
AMS Food Bank
Located in McGillivray-Brown, the AMS Food Bank serves confidential and non-judgmental food service to members of the Queen’s community. We are a non-profit organization which aims to provide our clients with food services in the most comfortable environment possible. We operate mainly on donations as well as an opt-outable student fee from both the AMS and the Society for Graduate and Professional Students. As a non-profit organization, we aim for our funds to be put towards the upkeep of the Food Bank itself in the purchasing of fresh fruits, vegetables, milk and other items on a weekly basis.
Contact: During Operating Hours: (613) 533-6972. Outside Operating Hours: (613) 533-6000 x 74816
Address: John Deutsch University Centre, Room 343
Student Wellness Services
Health Services offers booked physician appointments for students seeking yearly health review, prescription renewals, STI testing, PAP smears, mental health assessment, psychotherapy, referrals and third party-physicals.
Hours: Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm
Queen’s Office of Faith and Spiritual Life
Faith and Spiritual Life can provide support, ceremonial services, interfaith community development and spiritual support to students, faculty and staff on campus. As part of the Division of Student Affairs, Faith and Spiritual Life strives to facilitate a welcoming, peaceful and safe space. Chaplains are available to discuss spiritual, religious, personal, and financial problems, concerns or crises.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-533-2186
Queen’s University Child Friendly Campus Initiative
The QUCFC initiative seeks to assist parents and caregivers on campus to nurture their families and pursue their scholarly and work responsibilities. This includes maintaining maps and lists of change tables and breastfeeding rooms on Queen’s campus, as well as gathering helpful resources and services available both on Queen’s campus and in the surrounding Kingston community.
Student Wellness Services
Offers students private appointments with an experienced professional counsellor for confidential crisis support.
Contact: 613-533-6000 x78264
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Address: 146 Stuart Street, Kingston
All Queen’s students have access to Empower Me – a mental health and wellness service that allows students to connect with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches for a variety of issues. Students can access sessions delivered in person, by telephone, by video-counselling, or by e-counselling.
School of Graduate Studies Embedded Counsellor
Graduate studies provide opportunities for exciting new challenges and experiences. However, there are times when it can seem overwhelming. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, lonely or distressed, you do not need to handle it alone. The School of Graduate Studies has an embedded counsellor who provides individual counselling services to graduate students.
Holiday Housecheck is a service in which Queen’s students, employed by the AMS Municipal Affairs Commission, will collect your house’s mail and conduct a full exterior check twice weekly over the December break. This exterior check includes ensuring that all doors are closed and locked, all windows are closed and intact, examining the premises for a sign of break-in, and contacting the tenant, landlord, and/or police in the event of an incident.
Queen’s Community Housing
Community Housing manages the student rental properties owned by Queen’s University. This includes two apartment complexes located at west campus – An Clachan and John Orr Tower – as well as a variety of apartments and houses in the Student Village (Core Rentals) around campus.
Address: 169 University Avenue, Kingston
African & Caribbean Students’ Association
Since the 1990s, ACSA has acted as a home and family for many students, within the African and Caribbean diaspora that is struggling with their transition to a new city and environment. Our aim is to create a space in which students feel comfortable, welcomed and celebrated for their identities and heritage. We take pride in the strength of our community and its historical existence and contribution to the city of Kingston, as well as to Queen’s University. Moving away from our families and home, to a city where many of us have faced institutional barriers as well social discrimination based on our race and ethnicity, ACSA has become a space of hope and resistance. Despite the hurdles faced, we continue to thrive and exist as a community, ensuring that we make ourselves present on campus and available to all incoming and current students. From undergraduates to PhD students to professors, the ACSA community is one that is continuously expanding and growing.
Queen’s Equity Office facilitates the development of new policies, procedures, and programs that remove barriers to equity and ensure greater and equal participation of marginalized groups and individuals at the university.
Address: B513 Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Queen’s University
Four Directions Aboriginal Centre
The Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, or 4D as it is affectionately called, strives to be a home away from home, a hub of activity and a key resource for Queen’s Indigenous students. Come and hang out or study in our lounge with free wifi and cable TV, grab a snack or a meal in our fully equipped kitchen, and do your laundry for free! We offer academic tutoring and advising, cultural programming, Indigenous focused library, and a range of workshops designed to support you, academically, socially and culturally.
Address: 146 Barrie, Kingston
Human Rights Office
Queen’s Human Rights Office informs, educates, and advises the Queen’s community about their rights and responsibilities in the area of human rights. The Human Rights staff can also provide confidential advisory services to students, staff, and faculty following incidences of harassment or discrimination.
Address: B506 Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Queen’s University
Inclusion and Anti-Racism Advisor
Lavie Williams, Queen’s Inclusion and Anti-Racism Advisor, is the central point of contact for individuals and units who wish to learn about anti-oppression and anti-racism initiatives and services at Queen’s. Embedded within the Equity and Human Rights Offices, she has a particular focus on anti-racism and its intersections, institutional inclusion, and anti-oppression strategies. Lavie is available to meet with students, staff, and faculty at Queen’s.
Queen’s Black Academic Society
The Queen’s Black Academic Society (QBAS) began in 2011 as a passion project between graduate and undergraduate students eager to foster community among self-identified people of colour. These students were eager to engage in a dialogue surrounding the issues that face the Black diaspora, and to discover their role in addressing these issues. Building upon these seeds, our mission is to advance Black academics on a whole through a focus on education, equity, wellness, and issues pertinent to the Black community.
Queen’s Coalition against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination
Queen’s Coalition against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination (QCRED) is a group of students, staff, and faculty that works to eliminate racism and discrimination on campus. QCRED advocates and fosters community wellness for historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups.
University Council on Anti-Racism and Equity
The University Council on Anti-Racism and Equity (UCARE) coordinates, monitors, and reports on the progress of university-wide initiatives to address racism and promote equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Council meetings also provide a community forum to discuss issues related to racism, inclusion, and equity at Queen’s.
Queen’s University International Centre
The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) is a support service for all members of the Queen’s community and through its activities promotes an internationally informed and cross-culturally sensitive learning environment.
Campus Security and Emergency Services
The mandate of Campus Security and Emergency Services is to promote a safe and welcoming environment that recognizes and is respectful of the diverse nature of the Queen’s Community.
Contact: 613-533-6733, Emergencies Only 613-533-6111
Address: Fleming Hall, Jemmett Wing, Rm 202
Queen’s First Aid
Queen’s First Aid Campus Response Team is a university campus first aid response team serving Queen’s University and its direct community in Kingston.
Address: 51 Bader Lane, Kingston
Queen’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
Queen’s University is committed to providing non-judgmental sexual violence support and response. This office is the place to get help or give help around issues of sexual violence.
Contact: Barbara Lotan, email@example.com
Education on Queer Issues Project (EQuIP)
The Education on Queer Issues Project (EQuIP) is a student-run organization under the AMS’ Social Issues Commission. Its purpose is to create a safe environment for individuals on Queen’s campus and in Kingston of all sexual/romantic orientations and gender identities. EQuIP strives to create a fun, welcoming, and educational community for queer and queer-positive individuals while advocating for human rights and raising awareness about queer-related issues.
The Room of Requirement
The Room of Requirement is a free drop off and pick up location for used items. There is no cost associated!
Address: JDUC, 3rd floor
Queen’s Earth Centre
The Earth Centre offers Queen’s students, faculty and community members an opportunity to transform their environmental concern into positive action through green consumerism and innovative discussion. The Earth Centre encourages students to engage in positive dialogue about the environment through exposure to new information and opinions on environmental topics. The products The Earth Centre carries offer a more sustainable, responsible alternative to students’ consumer needs.
Queen’s Local Food Guide
We hope that this guide can serve as a useful tool for learning about and accessing local food at Queen’s University and in our nearby Kingston community. We wanted to show how accessible and convenient getting local food can be—even as a student!